Even with the myriad challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, both the statewide Law Libraries and the Court Service Centers of the Massachusetts Trial Courts are busy providing assistance to local attorneys, self-represented litigants and the courts serving your community. The same services are also available to both public librarians and members of the public throughout the Commonwealth—even in the midst of the pandemic.
Do these patron questions and comments sound familiar?
• "My landlord told me I have to leave. I have no place to go. What are my rights?"
•"My landlord shut off my heat and hot water and told me to get out."
•“My tenants have not paid rent in two months. How do I evict them?”
• “I want to get custody of my children.”
•“I need child support.”
• “How do I get divorced?”
Kathy Ludwig and Mary Klaes and their colleagues throughout the state provide help and assistance with these types of legal issues every day.
With reference to real-life situations, their webinar will show how the statewide network of Law Libraries and Court Service Centers can support your efforts to provide “access to justice” for the patrons who depend on your public library for useful resources, reference advice and referrals.
Link to PDF of PowerPoint Presentation: